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Directors Report of Tai Industries Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

DEAR MEMBERS,

The Directors have pleasure in presenting their 32nd Annual Report on the business and operations of your Company for the year ended 31st March, 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS OF PERFORMANCE

(Rs. in Lakhs)

Particulars Year ended Year ended 1s tMarch 2015 31st March 2014

Turnover 5253.51 5099.99

Profit/(Loss) before Interest, Depreciation & Taxation (PBIDT) 127.70 130.51

Interest 0.02 1.69

Profit/(Loss)before Depreciation & Taxation(PBDT) 127.68 128.82

Depreciation 28.68 23.78

Profit/(Loss)Before Tax and Extraordinary items(PBTE) 99.00 105.04

Extraordinary items - -

Profit/(Loss) Before Tax (PBT) 99.00 105.04

Provision for Taxation / (Deferred Tax) 6.58 26.75

Profit/(Loss) After Tax (PAT) (A) 92.42 78.29

Balance brought forward from previous year 1070.59 1041.43

Less: Adjustments due to change in depreciation method 16.20 0.00

Balance after adjustment (B) 1054.39 1041.43

Profit available for appropriation (A B) 1146.81 1119.72

Proposed Dividend 50.55 49.14

Profit carried to Balance Sheet 1096.26 1070.58

Consolidated income for the year increased by 3% to Rs. 56.89 Crore as compared to Rs. 55.45 Crore in 2013 - 2014; Consolidated net sales for the year was Rs. 52.53 Crore as compared to Rs. 51.00 Crore in 2013 - 2014, a growth of 3%;

Consolidated profit before tax for the year was Rs. 0.99 Crore as compared to Rs. 1.05 Crore in 2013 - 2014; Consolidated profit after tax for the year was Rs. 0.92 Crore as compared to Rs.0.78 Crore in 2013 - 2014.

EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN

The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in form MGT 9 is annexed herewith as "Annexure A".

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD

During the year four Board Meetings and four Audit Committee Meetings were convened and held on 19th May, 2014, 12th August, 2014, 14th November, 2014 and 5th February, 2015.

The intervening gap between the Meetings was within the period prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013.

DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 134 (5) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Directors hereby confirm, to the best of their knowledge and belief, that:

(a) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanations relating to material departures;

(b) The Directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit of the Company for that period;

(c) The Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

(d) The Directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;

(e) The Directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company which are adequate and operating effectively; and

(f) The Directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.

STATEMENT OF DECLARATION BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

Mr. Prem Sagar, (DIN : 00040396), Mr. K.N. Malhotra (DIN: 00128479), Mr. Vinay Killa (DIN : 00060906) and Ms. Sarada Hariharan (DIN : 06914753), Independent Directors, have filed the requisite declarations with the Company as per Section 149(7) of the Act to the effect that they qualify as Independent Directors within the meaning of Section 149(6) of the Act.

REMUNERATION POLICY

Upon the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee in terms of Section 178(4) of the Companies Act, 2013, your Board has adopted a policy relating to the remuneration for the Directors, key managerial personnel and other employees of the Company. The said policy is annexed herewith as "Annexure B" and may be viewed at the official website of the Company at www.taiind.com.

The composition of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee is as follows:

Mr. Prem Sagar Independent Director Chairman

Dasho Topgyal Dorji Non-executive Director Member

Mr. Kanwal Nain Malhotra Independent Director Member

Mr. Vinay Killa Independent Director Member

DIRECTORS' RESPONSE TO COMMENTS MADE IN THE AUDITOR'S REPORT

There were no adverse remarks in the Auditor's Report.

PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS

The Company has not given any loans, guarantees or made any investments exceeding sixty per cent of its paid-up share capital, free reserves and securities premium account or one hundred per cent of its free reserves and securities premium account, whichever is more, as prescribed in Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

All related party transactions that were entered into during the financial year were on an arm's length basis and were in the ordinary course of business. There are no materially significant related party transactions made by the Company with Promoters, Directors, Key Managerial Personnel or other designated persons which may have a potential conflict with the interest of the Company. All Related Party Transactions are placed before the Audit Committee, as also the Board, for approval. Prior omnibus approval of the Audit Committee is obtained on a quarterly basis for the transactions which are of a foreseen and repetitive nature. The statement of particulars of contracts or arrangements with related parties referred to in Section 188(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 is annexed hereto as "Annexure C".

STATE OF COMPANY'S AFFAIRS

The details of Revenue/lncome from operations of your Company for the different segments compared to that of the previous year, is given hereunder:

Particulars Druk C3- Retail Total (Rs.) (Rs.) (Rs.)

Segment Revenue

Current Year 38,41,38,039 14,12,12,944 52,53,50,983

Previous Year 42,54,29,277 12,90,28,856 55,44,58,133

Segment Results

Current Year 1,27,61,955 7,923 1,27,69,878

Previous Year 1,41,92,042 (11,40,896) 1,30,51,146

PLANS AND PROSPECTS

Fruit Product Division

Faced by constrains such as high cost of warehousing facilities and transport costs, high inventory carrying cost, high taxation, high packaging cost, affordability and cultural preference of fresh food, this division saw a challenging year in 2014-2015.

To alleviate the situation, several trade and consumer initiatives were launched during the year to reach out to a large number of consumers beyond our traditional markets and customer segments, to further consolidate the Brand's potential.

Your Company's strength continues to lie in its established brand image and product quality

Your Company is exploring opportunities to expand its breakfast category by introducing new variants of cereals.

Industrial Division

Despite market competition coupled with the sluggish growth of the steel industry, the performance of this division was good.

Your Company is looking at developing additional supply sources and setting up more screening and sizing facilities. Retail Division

C3's performance grew significantly over that of last year. Despite poor market outlook, C3 has not only defended its market share but has also managed to enhance its performance.

The introduction of the hard liquor section also attracted better footfalls.

Future plans and prospects lie in the direction of gradually phasing out shop in shops after profitability is achieved.

TRANSFER TO RESERVES

Your Board has considered appropriate not to transfer any amount to the General Reserves of the Company. The entire amount of Rs. 0.92 Crores is proposed to be retained in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

DIVIDEND

Yours Directors have recommended a dividend of Re. 0.70 per share (7 % on an equity share of Rs. 10/- each). The payment of the aforesaid dividend is subject to the approval of the shareholders at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

OTHER INFORMATION

Conservation of Energy

Your Company's activities being trading in nature, energy consumed is only in the nature of electrical consumption for use and maintenance of office appliances. However, the efforts of your Company are aimed at keeping the consumption levels to as low as practicable.

Your Company not being engaged in any manufacturing activity, disclosure as per Form A of the Annexure in respect of total energy consumption and energy consumption per unit of production is not applicable.

Technology Absorption

Your Company not being engaged in any manufacturing activity, disclosure as per Form B of the Annexure is not applicable.

Foreign exchange earnings and outgo

As trade between India and Bhutan are being transacted in Indian Rupees, there has been no foreign exchange earnings or outgo during the year.

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

Your Company has implemented an effective risk management policy aiming to reduce loss or injury arising out of various risk exposures, focusing on risk assessment, risk management and risk monitoring.

ANNUAL EVALUATION OF BOARD, COMMITTES AND DIRECTORS

Your Board of Directors has adopted an annual evaluation process for evaluating its own performance and that of its Committees and Independent Directors.

The formal evaluation was performed by sending out assessment questionnaires to all the Directors for their responses, for evaluating the performance of the Board as a whole, the Committees and the individual Directors (self evaluation) and also seeking one on one feedback from each individual Director.

DETAILS OF DIRECTORS/KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL APPOINTED DURING THE YEAR

Mr. Prem Sagar (DIN: 00040396), Mr. K.N. Malhotra (DIN: 00128479) and Mr. Vinay Killa (DIN: 00060906), the existing Independent Directors of the Company were appointed as Independent Directors under Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013, at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 17th September, 2014.

Ms. Sarada Hariharan (DIN: 06914753), was appointed Independent Director under Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013, at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 17th September, 2014.

Mr. Rohan Ghosh (DIN: 00032965) was appointed Managing Director of the Company at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 17th September, 2014.

The appointments of Ms. Mou Mukherjee as the CFO of the Company and Ms. Indira Biswas (ACS 9621), Company Secretary, under Section 203 of the Companies Act, 2013, were noted at the Meeting of the Board held on19th May, 2014.

In terms of Section 203 of the Companies Act, 2013, the following persons qualify as Key Managerial Personnel: Mr. Rohan Ghosh - Managing Director Ms. Mou Mukherjee - Chief Financial Officer Ms. Indira Biswas - Company Secretary

The details of the above Directors and Key Managerial Personnel are annexed herewith as "Annexure D".

DIRECTORS

In terms of Article 59(2) of the Articles of Association of the Company, Dasho Wangchuk Dorji (DIN : 00296747), who shall retire by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting shall not be understood to have ceased to hold the office of Whole Time Director, if re-elected.

DEPOSITS

The Company has not accepted any deposit from the public, falling within the ambit of Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.

ORDERS PASSED BY REGULATORS

During the year under report, there were no significant and material orders passed by regulators or courts or tribunals, impacting the Company's going concern status and its future operations.

INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY

Your Company has an Internal Control System, carried out by external firms of Chartered Accountants, which is commensurate with the size, scale and complexity of its operations.

Based on the reports of internal auditors, the respective heads of the departments/divisions undertake corrective action in their respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls. Significant audit observations and corrective actions thereon are presented to the Audit Committee of the Board.

The financial statements provide a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company and are compliant with the accounting standards notified in the Companies Act, 2013.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Your Company falls outside the ambit of Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 as regards Corporate Social Responsibility, in terms of its net worth, turnover and net profit during the financial year ended on 31st March, 2015.

COMPOSITION OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee consists of three Non-executive Independent Directors, possessing the requisite experience and expertise.

The composition of the Audit Committee is as follows:

Mr. Prem Sagar Independent Director Chairman

Mr. Kanwal Nain Malhotra Independent Director Member

Mr. Vinay Killa Independent Director Member

VIGIL MECHANISM/WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

The Company has put in place a Vigil Mechanism Policy in accordance with Section 177(10) of the Companies Act, 2013. The details of the policy may be viewed at the official website of the Company at www.taiind.com and is also annexed hereto as "Annexure E".

PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Your Company is committed to provide a safe and secure working environment to its women employees.

There were no cases of sexual harassment reported during the year under review.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE/ MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT

In terms of Circular no. CIR/ CFD/ POLICY CELL/ 7/ 2014 dated September 15, 2014, issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India, compliance with Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement is not mandatory for your Company. Accordingly, a corporate governance report and a management discussion and analysis report do not form a part of the Board's Report.

DEMATERIALISATION OF SECURITIES

The shares of the Company are compulsorily traded in dematerialised form for all shareholders. As on 31st March, 2015, 60.88 % of the total number of shares, stand dematerialised.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

The information required pursuant to Section 197 read with Rule, 5 of The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 in respect of employees of the Company, is annexed hereto as "Annexure F".

AUDITORS

The Company's Auditors, Messers Ray & Ray, Chartered Accountants, (Registration No. 301072E) who retire at the conclusion of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting, are eligible, for re - appointment from the conclusion of the Thirty Second Annual General Meeting till the conclusion of the Thirty Third Annual General Meeting, as per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014.

They have confirmed their eligibility underSection 141 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules framed thereunder for reappointment as Auditors of the Company. The auditors have also confirmed that they hold a valid certificate issued by the Peer Review Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

SECRETARIAL AUDIT

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company had appointed Messrs T. Chatterjee & Associates, a firm of Company Secretaries in Practice ( Registration No. 301072E) to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Report of the Secretarial Audit is annexed herewith as "Annexure G".

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors wish to place on record their grateful appreciation of the excellent support and co-operation received from the Shareholders, Banks, Financial Institutions and Investors, Government Authorities, Stock Exchanges, Reserve Bank of India, Central and State Governments. Your Directors also wish to place on record their deep appreciation of the dedication, competence and support of the employees at all levels for their contribution towards the performance of your Company.

For and on behalf of the Board WANGCHUK DORJI Place: Kolkata Chairman Date: 11th May, 2015 (DIN:00296747)




Mar 31, 2014

Dear members,

The Directors have pleasure in presenting their 31st Annual Report on the business and operations of your Company for the year ended 31st March, 2014.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

(Rs in Lakhs)

Particulars Year ended Year ended 31st March 2014 31st March 2013

Turnover 5099.99 5021.70

Profit/(Loss) before Interest, Depreciation & Taxation (PBIDT) 130.51 98.31

Interest 1.69 6.02

Profit/(Loss)before Depreciation & Taxation(PBDT) 128.82 92.29

Depreciation 23.78 26.47

Profit/(Loss) Before Tax and Extraordinary items (PBTE) 105.04 65.82

Extraordinary items — —

Profit/(Loss)BeforeTax(PBT) 105.04 65.82

Provision for Taxation / (Deferred Tax) 26.75 (2.92)

Profit/(Loss) After Tax (PAT) 78.29 68.74

Balance brought forward from previous year 1041.43 972.69

Profit available for appropriation 1119.73 1041.43

Proposed Dividend & Tax on Proposed Dividend 49.14 ___

Profit carried to Balance Sheet 1070.59 1041.43

ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The major accounting policies in conformity with the Accounting Standards and Guidelines issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India from time to time which have been specified in the Companies Act, 1956 have been followed as usual in course of preparing and presenting these Accounts. Such accounting policies have been suitably incorporated in the Notes to Financial Statements.

Your Company continues to have an adequate internal audit system carried out by external firms of Chartered Accountants who submit their Reports upon completion of audit for consideration by the Directors.

RESUME OF PERFORMANCE

The details of Revenue/Income from operations of your Company compared to that of the previous year is given hereunder:

Particulars Druk C3-Retail Total (Rs) (Rs) (Rs)

Segment Revenue

Current Year 42,54,29,277 12,90,28,856 55,44,58,133

Previous Year 44,19,20,986 11,01,24,052 55,20,45,038

Segment Results

Current Year 1,41,92,042 (11,40,896) 1,30,51,146

Previous Year 1,02,77,332 (4,46,129) 98,31,203

PLANS AND PROSPECTS

Fruit Product Division

The fruit product business saw a challenging year, brought about by the overall slowdown in the economy which affected the FMCG sector, with companies posting deceleration in volume growth in their financial results.

To alleviate the situation, several trade and consumer initiatives were launched during the year to reach out to a large number of consumers. Your Company''s main focus, therefore, will continue to be in further consolidating the Brand''s potential and market penetration into areas beyond our traditional markets and customer segments.

Industrial Division

Despite market competition coupled with the sluggish growth of the steel industry the performance of this division was good.

Your Company is looking at developing additional supply sources and setting up more screening and sizing facilities.

Retail Division C3''s performance grew significantly over that of last year.

Future plans and prospects lie in the direction of introducing hard liquor to boost liquor sales and gradually phase out shop in shops after profitability is achieved.

DIRECTORS’ RESPONSE TO COMMENTS MADE IN THE AUDITOR’S REPORT

There were no qualifications or adverse comments by the Auditors in their Report.

DIVIDEND

Your Directors have recommended a dividend of Rs. 0.70 per share (7.0 % on an equity share of Rs. 10/- each). The payment of the aforesaid dividend is subject to the approval of the shareholders at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

In compliance with the disclosures required under Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, a Management Discussion and Analysis Report is provided in Annexure ‘A''.

The Report on Corporate Governance as required under the aforesaid Clause is also provided in Annexure ‘B'' to this Report, together with the Declaration affirming compliance with the Code of Conduct of the Company and Auditor''s Certificate on Compliance with the conditions of Corporate Governance.

DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 217 (2AA) of the Companies Act, 1956, the Directors hereby confirm that:

(i) The Accounting Standards as applicable to your Company and corroborated by the Companies Act, 1956 have been followed in course of preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2014 and there has been no material departures to warrant further explanation.

(ii) The Accounting policies as have been followed are being continued in course of preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2014, so as to exhibit a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company and of the profit for that period.

(iii) Adequate controls and internal audit systems are being followed by the Company in the course of running its affairs as also for maintenance and safeguarding of its assets. Every caution has been taken to relate such control measures to the benefit of the Company and to prevent any fraud or irregularities to creep in.

(iv) The Annual Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st March, 2014 have been prepared on a going concern basis as hitherto.

DEMATERIALISATION OF SECURITIES

The shares of the Company are compulsorily traded in dematerialised form for all shareholders. As on 31st March, 2014, 59.91 % of the total number of shares stand dematerialised.

BOARD COMMITTEES

The terms of reference of the Audit Committee has been duly modified in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013.

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Stakeholders Relationship Committee have been duly constituted in accordance with the provisions of sub sections (1) to (4) of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013.

DIRECTORS

The Board re-designated Dasho Wangchuk Dorji, Managing Director, as a Whole Time Director of the Company on 19th May, 2014, so that he could continue as the Chairman of the Company as per Section 203 of the Companies Act, 2013.

In accordance with Article 56 of the Articles of Association of the Company and under the Companies Act, 1956, Mr. K.N. Malhotra would have been due for retirement by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. However, the new Companies Act of 2013, which has come into force from 1st April, 2014, has excluded the independent directors from the requirement of retiring by rotation. The only Director liable to retire by rotation therefore is Dasho Topgyal Dorji. Hence Dasho Topgyal Dorji shall retire by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

The Board confirms that it has the required number of Independent Directors as envisaged under Section 149(4) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act”). Mr. Prem Sagar, Mr. K.N. Malhotra and Mr. Vinay Killa, who constitute the Independent Directors have filed the requisite declarations with the Company as per Section 149(7) of the Act to the effect that they are qualified as Independent Directors within the meaning of Section 149(6) of the Act. Appropriate Resolutions are being proposed at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to appoint them for a five year term as contemplated underSection 149(10)of the Act.

The Board appointed Mr. Rohan Ghosh as Managing Director of the Company on 19th May, 2014, based upon the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Mr. Rohan Ghosh has been with the Company for more than two decades and had been overseeing the entire operations of the Company as its President. Your consent is being sought for the appointment and remuneration of Mr. Rohan Ghosh as the Managing Director at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting for an initial period of five years.

In terms of Section 149(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, every listed company is required to have one woman director on its Board. The Board of Directors, upon recommendations received from the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, is proposing the appointment of Ms. Sarada Hariharan as an Independent Director at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. Ms. Sarada Hariharan is a legal professional with more than a decade''s experience in the industry. She has filed the requisite declarations with the Company to the effect that she qualifies as an Independent Director under the Act as well as the Listing Agreement. The Board considers that the appointment will be highly beneficial for the Company. Your consent is being sought for the said appointment at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Company.

E-VOTING FACILITY

In terms of Clause 35B of the Listing Agreement, the shareholders shall be provided e-voting facility in respect of all shareholders'' resolutions to be passed at the forthcoming Thirty First Annual General Meeting of the Company, in accordance with the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

There were no employees during the year under review in respect of whom details as required under Section 217 (2A) of the Companies Act, 1956, read with the Companies (Particulars of Employees) Rules, 1975, are required to be disclosed.

COMPANIES (DISCLOSURE OF PARTICULARS IN THE REPORT OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS) RULES, 1988.

Conservation of Energy

Your Company''s activities being trading in nature, energy consumed is only in the nature of electrical consumption for use and maintenance of office appliances. However, the efforts of your Company are aimed at keeping the consumption levels to as low as practicable.

Your Company not being engaged in any manufacturing activity, disclosure as per Form A of the Annexure in respect of total energy consumption and energy consumption per unit of production is not applicable.

Technology Absorption

Your Company not being engaged in any manufacturing activity, disclosure as per Form B of the Annexure is not applicable.

Foreign exchange earnings and outgo

As trade between India and Bhutan are being transacted in Indian Rupees, there has been no foreign exchange earnings or outgo during the year.

AUDITORS

M/s. Ray & Ray, Chartered Accountants, Auditors of the Company, retire at the conclusion of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and, being eligible, offer themselves for re - appointment from the conclusion of the Thirty First Annual General Meeting till the conclusion of the Thirty Second Annual General Meeting, as per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors wish to place on record their grateful appreciation of the excellent support and co-operation received from the Shareholders, Banks, Financial Institutions and Investors, Government Authorities, Stock Exchanges, Reserve Bank of India, Central and State Governments. Your Directors also wish to place on record their deep appreciation of the dedication, competence and support of the employees at all levels for their contribution towards the performance of your Company.

For and on behalf of the Board

Place: Kolkata VINAYKILLA WANGCHUK DORJI Date: 19th May, 2014 Director Managing Director


Mar 31, 2012

The Directors have pleasure in presenting their 29th Annual Report on the business and operations of your Company for the year ended 31st March, 2012.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Particulars Year ended Year ended 31st March 2012 31st March 2011

Turnover 6588.30 7812.80

Profit/(Loss) before Interest, Depreciation & Taxation (PBIDT) 79.17 116.66

Interest 2.12 1.31

Profit/(Loss) before Depreciation & Taxation (PBDT) 77.05 115.35

Depreciation 28.92 30.09

Profit/(Loss) Before Tax and Extraordinary items (PBTE) 48.13 85.26

Extraordinary items - -

Profit/(Loss) Before Tax (PBT) 48.13 85.26

Provision for Taxation / (Deferred Tax) 1.24 (1.92)

Profit/(Loss) After Tax (PAT) 46.89 87.18

Balance brought forward from previous year 925.80 838.62

Profit available for appropriation 972.69 925.80

Proposed Dividend - -

Profit carried to Balance Sheet 972.69 925.80

AUDITOR'S REPORT

Messrs. Ray and Ray, Statutory Auditors, have submitted their Report under Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956 and the comments made by the Auditors in their Report have been adequately dealt with in the relative Notes to Financial Statements which are self explanatory.

ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The major accounting policies in conformity with the Accounting Standards and Guidelines issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India from time to time which have been specified in the Companies Act, 1956 have been followed as usual in course of preparing and presenting these Accounts. Such accounting policies have been suitably incorporated in the Notes to Financial Statements.

Your Company continues to have an adequate internal audit system carried out by external firms of Chartered Accountants who submit their Reports upon completion of audit for consideration by the Directors.

RESUME OF PERFORMANCE

The details of Revenue/Income from operations of your Company compared to that of the previous year is given hereunder: Segment Revenue

Particulars Druk C3-Retail Total (Rs.) (Rs.) (Rs.)

Current Year 61,11,10,695 8,01,91,843 69,13,02,538

Previous Year 76,13,34,965 5,75,83,667 81,89,18,632

Segment Results

Current Year 1,03,52,011 (24,34,981) 79,17,030

Previous Year 1,68,67,184 (52,01,074) 1,16,66,110

PLANS AND PROSPECTS

Fruit Product Division

Performance during the year was marked by growth owing to a renewed thrust in marketing and focus on expansion and reach. However, sharp increase in prices remains a concern.

Several new products are on the anvil such as a wider range of fruit drinks and juices and improved varieties of ketchups, with improved packaging.

Future plans revolve around increased promotional activities, broad basing distribution network, upgrading the quality of existing products to suit today's health conscious customer.

Industrial Division

On the Industrial front the demand for Carbide remained constant while the demand for Charcoal increased.

Performance was affected due to frequent plant shutdowns and frequent shut downs in the production of Silico-Manganese in Bhutan.

Your Company is looking at developing additional supply sources and setting up more screening and sizing facilities.

Retail Division

Contrary to the negative trends prevailing in the retail sector, C3's performance exceeded all expectations. Sales projections given at the beginning of the year were overshot significantly.

In the light of the current market scenario, the way forward for C3 is consolidation of its gains by deepening its variant range on offer to customers.

DIVIDEND

Yours Directors express their inability to recommend dividend for the year to plough back profits for conserving funds for the operations of the Company.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

In compliance with the disclosures required under the said Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, a Management Discussion and Analysis Report is provided in Annexure 'A'.

The Report on Corporate Governance as required under the aforesaid Clause is also provided in Annexure 'B' to this Report, together with the Declaration affirming compliance with the Code of Conduct of the Company and Auditor's Certificate on Compliance with the conditions of Corporate Governance.

DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to the provisions Section 217 (2AA) of the Companies Act, 1956, the Directors hereby confirm that:

(i) The Accounting Standards as applicable to your Company and corroborated by the Companies Act, 1956 have been followed in course of preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2012 and there has been no material departures to warrant further explanation.

(ii) The Accounting policies as have been followed are being continued in course of preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2012, so as to exhibit a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company and of the profit for that period.

(iii) Adequate controls and internal audit systems are being followed by the Company in course of running its affairs as also for maintenance and safeguarding of its assets. Every caution has been taken to relate such control measures to the benefit of the Company and to prevent any fraud or irregularities to creep in.

(iv) The Annual Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st March, 2012 have been prepared on a going concern basis as hitherto.

DEMATERIALISATION OF SECURITIES

The shares of the Company are compulsorily traded in dematerialised form for all shareholders. As on 31st March, 2012, 59.80% of the total number of shares, stand dematerialised.

DIRECTORS

In accordance with Article 56 of the Articles of Association of the Company, Mr. Prem Sagar retires by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offers himself for reappointment.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

There were no employees during the year under review in respect of whom details as required under Section 217 (2A) of the Companies Act, 1956, read with the Companies (Particulars of Employees) Rules, 1975, are required to be disclosed.

COMPANIES (DISCLOSURE OF PARTICULARS IN THE REPORT OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS) RULES, 1988

A. Conservation of Energy

Your Company's activities being trading in nature, energy consumed is only in the nature of electrical consumption for use and maintenance of office appliances. However, the efforts of your Company are aimed at keeping the consumption levels to as low as practicable.

Your Company not being engaged in any manufacturing activity, disclosure as per Form A of the Annexure in respect of total energy consumption and energy consumption per unit of production is not applicable.

B. Technology Absorption

Your Company not being engaged in any manufacturing activity, disclosure as per Form B of the Annexure is not applicable.

C. Foreign exchange earnings and outgo

Charcoal, Calcium Carbide and Manganese Ore are exported to Bhutan.

There has been no foreign exchange earnings or outgo during the year as trade between India and Bhutan are being transacted in Indian Rupees.

AUDITORS

M/s. Ray & Ray, Chartered Accountants, Auditors of the Company, retire at the conclusion of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and, being eligible, offer themselves for re-appointment.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors wish to place on record their grateful appreciation of the excellent support and co-operation received from the Shareholders, Banks, Financial Institutions and Investors, Government Authorities, Stock Exchanges, Reserve Bank of India, Central and State Governments. Your Directors also wish to place on record their deep appreciation of the dedication, competence and support of the employees at all levels for their contribution towards the performance of your Company.

For and on behalf of the Board

Place: Kolkata VINAY KILLA WANGCHUK DORJI

Date: 23rd May, 2012 Director Managing Director


Mar 31, 2011

The Directors have pleasure in presenting their 28th Annual Report on the business and operations of your Company for the year ended 31st March, 2011.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Particulars Year ended Year ended 31st March 2011 31st March 2010

Turnover 8139.90 6054.25

Profit/(Loss) before Interest, Depreciation & Taxation (PBIDT) 116.66 64.93

Interest 1.31 3.45

Profit/(Loss) before Depreciation & Taxation (PBDT) 115.35 61.48

Depreciation 30.09 38.52

Profit/(Loss) Before Tax and extraordinary items (PBTE) 85.26 22.96

Extraordinary items __ __

Profit/(Loss) Before Tax (PBT) 85.26 22.96

Provision for Taxation / (Deferred Tax) (1.92) (1.40)

Profit/(Loss) After Tax (PAT) 87.18 24.36

Balance brought forward from previous year 838.63 814.27

Profit available for appropriation 925.80 838.63

Proposed Dividend __ __

Profit carried to Balance Sheet 925.80 838.63

AUDITORS REPORT

Messrs. Ray and Ray, Statutory Auditors, have submitted their Report under Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956 and the comments made by the Auditors in their Report have been adequately dealt with in the relative Notes on Accounts which are self explanatory.

ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The major accounting policies in conformity with the Accounting Standards and Guidelines issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India from time to time which have been specified in the Companies Act, 1956 have been followed as usual in course of preparing and presenting these Accounts. Such accounting policies have been suitably incorporated in the Notes on Accounts.

Your Company continues to have an adequate internal audit system carried out by external firms of Chartered Accountants who submit their Reports upon completion of audit for consideration by the Directors.

RESUME OF PERFORMANCE

The details of Sales/Income from operations of your Company compared to that of the previous year is given hereunder:

Products Sale in Sale in Increase/ Percentage 2010-2011 2009-2010 (Decrease) increase/ in Sales (decrease) (Rs. in lakhs) (Rs. in lakhs) (Rs. in lakhs) %

Fruit Products 2455.70 2109.42 346.28 16.42

Calcium Carbide 458.74 408.27 50.47 12.36

Charcoal 1743.61 1168.35 575.26 49.24

Manganese Ore 2842.55 1743.81 1098.74 63.01

LAM COKE --- 1.55 (1.55) (100)

Retail 497.59 481.59 16.00 3.32

Commission on Sale 141.71 141.25 0.46 0.33

Others --- --- --- ---

Total Turnover 8139.90 6054.24 2085.66 34.45

PLANS AND PROSPECTS

Fruit Product Division

Performance during the year was steady. New products such as Red Cherry and Jeera Concentrate were introduced during the year which found a decent acceptance in the market.

Future plans revolve around introducing new products and products such as canned fruit drinks, juices in 200 ml pet bottles, tomato ketchup in sachets, sweet mango chutneys, to name a few, are on the anvil.

Your Company is seeking to increase the turnover by broad- basing the distribution network and improving the quality of the existing products. The prospects are good and we expect to achieve higher sales volumes.

Industrial Division

The performance in this segment has been more or less encouraging during the period under review.

Despite price fluctuations and competition faced from imported products and other players in the field, there has been a steady demand for our products. Continuous supply of materials for meeting delivery targets is being ensured by procuring from primary suppliers.

Efforts are on to increase our sales in the Northern and Eastern India through our dealer network and tie ups with Dissolved Acetylene plants.

Retail Division

The last quarter of 2010-2011 has seen a very significant improvement in all parameters of retailing and this momentum needs to be sustained. Though this upward trend has been strengthening steadily since then, the fact that the first half of the year under review continued on a sluggish note, made the overall improvement for the 12 months of 2010-2011 moderate when compared to 2009-2010.

The format of retailing has also undergone a paradigm shift towards much bigger format outlets and, therefore, our ability to harness economies of purchase, display agreements and other 'non sales' revenue opportunities has been acutely impaired.

A decision, therefore, was taken by your Directors and your consent was obtained by means of postal ballot, to hive off the Retail division of C3 into a subsidiary company to enable its growth and development in a focused manner. Steps are being taken towards that end.

DIVIDEND

Your Directors express their inability to recommend dividend for the year to plough back profits for conserving funds for the operations of the Company.

APPROVAL UNDER SECTION 211(4) OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 1956

In terms of the Notification No. S. O. 301 (E) dated 8th February, 2011 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Company has been exempted from disclosing the quantitative information as envisaged in paragraph 3(ii) (b) of part II of Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

In compliance with the disclosures required under the said Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, a Management Discussion and Analysis Report is provided in Annexure 'A'.

The Report on Corporate Governance as required under the aforesaid Clause is also provided in Annexure 'B' to this Report, together with the Declaration affirming compliance with the Code of Conduct of the Company and Auditor's Certificate on Compliance with the conditions of Corporate Governance.

DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to the provisions Section 217 (2AA) of the Companies Act, 1956 the Directors hereby confirm that:

(i) The Accounting Standards as applicable to your Company and corroborated by the Companies Act, 1956 have been followed in course of preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2011 and there has been no material departures to warrant further explanation.

(ii) The Accounting policies as have been followed are being continued in course of preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2011, so as to exhibit a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company and of the profit for that period.

(iii) Adequate controls and internal audit systems are being followed by the Company in course of running its affairs as also for maintenance and safeguarding of its assets. Every caution has been taken to relate such control measures to the benefit of the Company and to prevent any fraud or irregularities to creep in.

(iv) The Annual Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st March, 2011 have been prepared on a going concern basis as hitherto.

DEMATERIALISATION OF SECURITIES

The shares of the Company are compulsorily traded in dematerialised form for all shareholders. As on 31st March, 2011, 59.59% of total number of shares stand dematerialised.

DIRECTORS

In accordance with Article 56 of the Articles of Association of the Company, Dasho Topgyal Dorji retires by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offers himself for reappointment.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

There were no employees during the year under review in respect of whom details as required under Section 217 (2A) of the Companies Act, 1956, read with the Companies (Particulars of Employees) Rules, 1975, are required to be disclosed.

AUDITORS

M/s. Ray & Ray., Chartered Accountants, Auditors of the Company, retire at the conclusion of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and, being eligible, offer themselves for re-appointment.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors wish to place on record their grateful appreciation of the excellent support and co-operation received from the Shareholders, Banks, Financial Institutions and Investors, Government Authorities, Stock Exchanges, Reserve Bank of India, Central and State Governments. Your Directors also wish to place on record their deep appreciation of the dedication, competence and support of the employees at all levels for their contribution towards the performance of your Company.

For and on behalf of the Board

Place: Kolkata

Vinay Killa Wangchuk Dorji

Date: 23rd May, 2011 Director Managing Director

 
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